My favourite breakfast will always include American pancakes. Light, fluffy and super-delicious! They’re very easy to whip up and will make your friends and family think you’ve slaved in the kitchen for at least a few hours.

Yields 6 pancakes

1 cup flour (maida)

1 cup milk

1 egg (whites separated)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp baking soda

3 tblsp sugar

1 tblsp oil

1 tsp cinnamon powder (optional)

a pinch of salt

1 tbsp icing sugar (optional)

2 tbsp honey (optional)


Combine all the dry ingredients together.

Add the egg yolk to the milk along with the vanilla and oil.

In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites till they are frothy.

Now mix well the milk and egg yolk to the dry ingredients.

Tip in the frothy egg whites and fold it into the batter. Do not whisk.

Pour a ladleful of batter on a hot pan. If you do use a non-stick pan you dont have to use butter or oil to grease it.

Let it cook for about a min, or till you see small bubbles on the sides.

Now flip the pancake to see the nice golden brown colour on the cooked side, so the other side cooks as well. That should take another 40 secs to a minute.

Take it off the pan. Serve warm.

Serving suggestions:

Top the pancakes with honey, or even better – maple syrup with a dusting of icing sugar. In the picture given you can see the pancakes have company. You could do the same to make it a complete breakfast or brunch. Scrambled eggs, chicken sausages and a cupcake! That’s what we went with. What a start to a great day 🙂


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